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  WTTG    Fox 5 News Edge at 11    News  News/Business. New.  

    February 14, 2013
    11:00 - 11:30pm EST  

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flowers. >> reporter: behind the scenes. so every valentine's day delivery is special. >> this is it, miami. >> hope you had a nice valentine's day. thanks so much for joining us tonight. here's brian now with the news edge at 11:00. a developing story, a crippled cruise ship carrying thousands of frustrated passengers has finally arrived at dock. you're looking at live pictures from mobile, alabama. the ship was pushed, pulled and towed halfway across the gulf of mexico after a fire took out the main power source. for the 4,000 passengers the past four days may have felt never ending. their ordeal is still not over yet. fox 5's will thomas has the latest in the newsroom. >> the ship has cleared by customs, so we expect to see the first passengers walk off any moment. it has been a long agonizing five days adrift in the gulf of mexico. keep in mind this was supposed to be a four day cruise. a nightmare on the water and
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another one just to get off this thing. let's go back to those live pictures. passengers aboard the crippled ship lined up for hours long before it even got close to shore here in alabama. toilets have overflowed, buckets of sewage line some of the hallways. passengers said it was all about finding someone with a room with a working bathroom. carnival is offering distressed passengers refunds, free cruises and transportations home. the next 14 cruises on this ship are canceled so the company can make repairs and clean it up. the first twitter you'll see was like a tent city. many passengers slept on the decks and used bed sheets to protect themselves from the sun. inside the smell is said to be horrible. again buckets of sewage in some of the hallways because these toilets were backing up. backup generators kept hallway lights on, but many rooms were dark. one passenger was taken off the ship by the coastguard because
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she needed dialysis. corn val's top executive just spoke -- carnival's top executive just spoke from the cruise terminal in mobile a short time ago. >> i know the conditions on board were very poor. i know it was very difficult and i want to apologize again for sunning our guests to that -- subjecting our guests to that. we pride ourselves in providing our guests with a great vacation experience and clearly we failed in this particular case. >> apology from carnival there. the ceo, mr. cahill, we just heard from said he was boarding the ship so he could personally apologize to those passengers as they disembark. the company will likely face a slew of lawsuits in the aftermath of the incident. the passengers, they may be in for a rude awakening because of the fine print on the tickets that will likely limit carnival's liability. a former senior official told fox news the triumph is one of carnival's biggest ships, takes five generators to get it running, each the size of a bus. all of those went out except
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for the backup generator. we'll continue to follow this one tonight. family and friends gathered in capitol heights tonight to remember a 71-year-old disabled woman found murdered in her home saturday. also making a call to her killer to come forward. fox 5's maureen umeh in the newsroom. >> prince george's county police have combed the neighborhood for clues, but no one has been arrested. tonight the victim geraldine mcintyre's loved ones hope their pleas will help bring some justice. ♪ i've had some weary day ♪ >> reporter: appear outpouring of love for jarl -- an outpouring of love for geraldine mcintyre. family, friends and neighbors gathering outside her capitol heights home to remember the 71- year-old and to call her killer to be brought to justice. >> i pray tonight that they never have comfort to sleep, they can't go to work comfortably, they can't even walk where they are. you can run but you can't hide.
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>> reporter: mcintyre was known throughout her close-knit neighborhood as a friendly woman who on warm days would sit on her porch greeting people. her trademark white hair was always visible. >> as a community, we were stunned. we are appalled and we are angry given the nature of this crime. >> reporter: family members say she had no enemies. she would have given anything she had to anyone. >> at the end of the day we just want to see justice done. we want to see this person or people responsible caught, brought to justice and we'll start our healing from there. >> reporter: mcintyre was in a wheelchair and often left her front door unlocked because she received daily food deliveries. family and friends think that may be why she was targeted. prince george's county police have been combing mcintyre's neighborhood passing out flyers and looking for leads. they aren't saying what, if anything, was taken from her home. her family and friends are praying someone comes forward with any information that can help catch the killer giving them all some peace of mind and
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a bit of closure. >> this is just so hard to accept for someone to harm someone that was like the gentleman said already in a wheelchair. you know, you just hate to see that. >> reporter: mcintyre's funeral will be held tuesday. police are offering a $25,000 reward in this case. in virginia alexandria police ruled the death of a 94- year-old man a homicide. elmer roehrs was found dead inside his holly street home yesterday in what appeared to be a violent attack. police have not made an arrest in his murder. they have arrested a woman, 45- year-old marie johnson, for robbing the elderly man's home last november. >> she will be questioned just like anybody else that detectives will come into contact with. so it's still ongoing and very active. >> police aren't saying how they identified johnson as a suspect in the november burglary, but police say the
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victim's house is surrounded by security cameras placed there after at least one previous break-in. the edge on d.c. tonight. today is valentine's day, but it's also a day used to bring awareness globally to violent acts against women. activists have marked the day the past 15 years, today held a rally four it in d.c. fox 5's -- for it in d.c., fox 5's matt ackland has the story. >> reporter: on a day meant for love and kindness, for many it's so much more than flowers and candy. it's about protecting women around the world from horrible acts of violence. a flash mob dance kicked off a large gathering at farragut square today. many more events just like this were held around the world. >> the best expression of love and appreciation for women in the world is to end the violence against woman that is endemic worldwide. >> reporter: amnesty international reports one in three women will sustain some kind of abuse in their lives. here in the district it's young
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females facing the most violence. >> here in the district we have a tremendous issue with violence against women, particularly adolescent girls who face issues of dating violence and date rape. >> reporter: recently here in the district of columbia sexual assaults have been the focus of many questions. this comes after a human rights watch group conducted an investigation that revealed d.c. police were not acting properly when sexual assaults were reported. >> i hope we can come to the bottom of this. i know there's an investigation now being done by an outside law firm and i think that's vital. even if all that happens is they lost these files, it's ridiculous. >> reporter: back at the rally organizers are quick to say enjoy the roses and candy on this special day, but try not to forget about the women suffering through violence. in the district matt ackland, fox 5 news. coming up have you met molly? sounds innocent, but it's very dangerous, what parents need to know about this new drug. >> and we continue to follow the return of that crippled
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cruise ship, a live update from alabama next. >> this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00. this is my friend dian she's played by the rules her whole life. but then the rules flew right out the window. having just lost her husband,
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she stepped up and adopted her three grandkids, while working full time and caring for her brother, eddie, with cerebral palsy. i get the three children up. i walk andrew at eight i drop olivia off at eight thirty. spend a few minutes at emilio's school. i stop at the grocery store, and then i might do some laundry that has to be done. and then i have about five minutes. the baby sitter comes in and then i go to work. i'm not back home again until 11:30 at night. hard as she works, it's still a struggle to keep up with the bills and stay warm at night. when we asked the biggest oil companies to help families in need, only citgo, the people of venezuela, and president hugo chavez responded. thanks to them, citizens energy is able to deliver millions of gallons of fuel to families just like diane's. i'm joe kennedy. if you need help staying warm this winter, call me at 1-877-joe-4-oil. because no one should be left out in the cold! so if ydead battery,t tire, need a tow or lock your keys in the car, geico's emergency roadside assistance is there 24/7.
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customs. it could take four to five hours to get everybody off. four days ago the ship was crippled by an engine room fire in the middle of the gulf of mexico with more than 4,000 people left adrift with backup electricity, plumbing problem, low food supplies. food, blankets and cell phones for waiting for those people in the terminal. the ship will go straight to a repair facility. have you met molly? chances are your kids have or perhaps will. it may sound like an innocent name, but this drug is anything but. fox's russ spencer has what parents need to know. >> reporter: meet molly, a dangerous drug hiding behind a friendly name. >> you could think somebody is talking about a friend or family member when they're talking about a drug. >> reporter: and taking it at clubs and concerts. molly is the star of lots of hit songs. ♪ pop the molly i'll sweat ♪ >> reporter: even getting a shout out from madonna at a miami festival a few months ago. >> how many people in this crowd have seen molly?
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>> it can be a good thing if you're the one using it because it's very discreet, like oh, yeah, hang out with molly tonight, might want to see molly. >> reporter: molly is short for molecule. it comes as a pill or powder. >> people describe it as pure m dna, when in all actuality you don't know it's pure. >> reporter: that pure representation is not exactly true. >> it's a synthetic derivitive of m dna, ecstasy. >> reporter: natalie holmes took it every day for four months. >> i really liked it because it was very much like ecstasy, gave you that euphoric feeling, but at the time it was a lot cheaper, a lot easier to find. >> reporter: hanging out with molly wasn't that difficult, at $20 a pill or $100 a gram. >> it's all over the place. >> reporter: it put this 26- year-old in rehab 6 times in four years. >> i used to just take it, sit at home with my friends, listen to music, watch tv, whatever, but i think that it's
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definitely pretty prevalent. it hasn't gotten any worse since the last time i used it. >> it's a wave traveling throughout the country. it's something we have to be on the watch for. >> reporter: parents, here's what you need to know. the effects of this drug last three to four hours it. has no smell but does have symptoms. >> crunching the teeth, increased blood pressure, increased heart rate, severe dehydration. hypothermia which is a dramatic increase in core body temperature which ultimately results in your organs being cooked from the inside out. >> reporter: holmes finally went her separate way from molly. >> i've been clean for 13 months today. >> reporter: a fresh start after years of addiction. >> it's never too late to turn your life around and do the right thing. >> doctors have issued a new warning about synthetic marijuana and there's new help for homeowners facing foreclosure. shawn yancy has your fox 5 top five. up first tonight more and more women are using emergency contraception. no. 5, according to the cdc 11% of
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the morning after pill called plan b at least once in their lives. women ages 20 to 24 used it the most. the cdc also found white, hispanic women with some college education were more likely to use plan b. no. 4, the std rate in the u.s. is growing. new data from the centers for disease control and prevention found in 2008 there were 20 million new incidents of infection in the u.s. at a cost of nearly $16 billion. researchers say people ages 15 to 24 account for about half of all sexually transmitted diseases. no. 3, more proof synthetic marijuana can be hazardous to your health. it's now been linked to kidney damage in teenagers and young adults. 16 people who smoked drugs like k2 and spice were hospitalized with kidney problems last year. all of them recovered, but five now need dialysis. no. 2, the neighborhood assistance corporation of america will be at the d.c. armory through
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monday helping homeowners find ways to reduce their monthly mortgage payments. they're also helping buyers get good rates. counselors will be available from 8 a.m. through 6 p.m. through monday. no. 1, if you like ben's chili bowl on u street, you'll love it on eighth street northeast. a brand-new location will be open by the elbow of the year at the attorney -- end of the year at the attorney of 10th and h street and that's tonight's fox 5 top five. you've heard of sleep walking. what about sleep texting? doctors say it's more common than you might think especially with teenagers now sleeping with their smartphones next to their beds. some have been seen texting unconsciously in the middle of the night. chances are they won't remember it the next morning. some doctors recommend keeping your phone off while you sleep or move it out of reach. be a good excuse. i don't remember what i was texting at 3 a.m. to you. >> so busted.
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we got a little bit of storm on the radar to watch. >> yeah. i looked at everything tonight. it looks like this one will be just off the coast, might affect southeast virginia, but that's today's version of it. we'll see what happens tomorrow. friday starts out nice and bright. i think we'll get enough sunshine certainly through the morning to get us up into the low maybe mid-50s. that is pretty comfortable for january -- hey, it's february. woo-hoo. winter is going fast. check out the high temperatures today. we were up to 50 degrees with lots of sunshine. nashville with 62, st. louis 57 and then we find the dropoff, much colder air out in nebraska through the dakotas up to international falls and fargo. we've got a frontal boundary up there coming our direction tomorrow night. in the meantime it will be a mild day friday, but we could squeeze out a couple showers that could change over to snow showers as this arctic boundary crosses friday night.
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it brings in much colder air for the weekend and those rain and snow showers friday night, if they're vigorous enough, it might be able to coat some grassy areas especially east of d.c., very similar to last night, although now our models aren't quite as vigorous as last night. the question is does this area of low pressure that develops on the frontal boundary throw back some snow into our area saturday? right now looking at everything i would say it would just be some snow showers, but maybe there's some small accumulation across southern maryland, southeastern virginia, in that direction, maybe even down through the northern neck of virginia, but again those questions remain to be seen, not sure how close that's going to get. either way it would be on saturday and it is a holiday weekend. once again it does not look like anything majorly disruptive. temperatures 32 degrees in gaithersburg and baltimore, 35 fredericksburg. 28 in manassas. temperatures will bottom out in the upper 20s to low 30s
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tonight. we're thinking in the district it might stay around 37 degrees, 33 for gaithersburg, annapolis 35, manassas 35 degrees and culpepper should be right around there. manassas probably won't be 35 considering it's already 28 degrees. 37 in the district with just a few clouds, about 32 to upper 20s in the suburbs, 54 degrees tomorrow. we'll have morning sunshine. clouds will come in the afternoon and some evening showers of rain or snow depending on how fast the arctic boundary moves through. here's a look at your day planner. we should pop to 53 by noon and have some sun through clouds at 4:00 with a temperature of 51 degrees. into the weekend we go. saturday we'll feature rain and snow showers with a temperature of 40, so much colder even than your friday will be by some 14 or 15 degrees and very blustery sunday which means that 37 with a big wind will give you wind chills in the 20s sunday. the frontal boundary we know will be getting closer tomorrow, might squeeze out a
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couple showers of rain or snow when it comes through tomorrow evening and then we'll keep a close eye on what happens for the part two of this thing. that is an area of low pressure forming on the boundary. now it looks like it might be too far out to sea to give us any significant snow but a man southeastern virginia. we wrap -- but maybe southeastern virginia. we wrap it up, may see a little wintery mix starting up monday night and tuesday features temperatures up to 50 degrees, wednesday and thursday in the mid-40s. that is your holiday weekend forecast. we'll keep an eye on that snow. what's going on with the caps? well, near on a season high winding streak -- they're on a season high winding streak of two games. for -- winning streak of two games. a new head coach and a brand- new system, tonight caps and
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lightning, caps on the power play, how pretty is this passing nicki backstrom to troy brouwer, 1-0 caps. 2nd period tied 1-1, lightning turn it over and that turns into eric thayer's 50th career goal. it gives the caps a 2-1 lead. 3rd period we go, moor of the same. caps coming the -- more of the same. caps coming the other way and again a huge blast, the 51st goal of his career, 3-1 caps. jeff schultz throws the puck in front and it gets loose in front and jay beagle finds it and the back of the net, his first of the season. caps hold on for the 4-3 win, their third straight win. bruce allen was in richmond today as the redskins and city leaders broke ground on the team's new training campsite. one topic was the grass conditions at fedex field which will not be converted into turf. allen did admit they missed a chance to resod the field last season.
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back to the groundbreaking, the $10 million facility is part of a development deal between the city and the health system. the new center which will house the skins during their three week camp is expected to bring in $40 million worth of investment to richmond and hundreds of job. the facilities will be available to the public for youth programs and competition when camp closes. the redskins continue to be optimistic that robert griffin, iii will be ready to start the season on time, this according to general manager bruce allen who told the media today doctors will ultimately make the decision on rg3's health. espn reported today it's possible griffin could be the team's starting quarterback in week one. coming up pitchers and catchers workouts underway in vieira, scott smith's spring training report up next.
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roster is stacked. the motivation is there and the bull's eye is on their backs, but the nl east champion nationals have entered spring training saying it's world series or bust. that's a phrase manager davey johnson coined entering his final season as manager and he says this is the best starting rotation, bullpen and defense he's ever, had the boys of spring all in vieira, florida. strasburg and gonzalez leading drills at the stadium, scott smith now with more on day one. >> reporter: we're coming to you from a rainy space coast stadium here in vieira, florida where the all day downpour
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shortened the catchers and pitchers workout by about 20 minutes. this is not baseball weather and it may continue into tomorrow. all pitchers and catchers have reported except for the team's new closer rafael soriano who was held up due to visa issues and hopes to join the team shortly. all the position players are scheduled to arrive tomorrow, but today bryce harper showed up. we know this team will be bigger and better this year, but for harper that's literally the case. he's grown up to 230 pounds bulked up solid muscle up 15 pounds from a year ago. tomorrow pitchers and catchers day two gets going at 10 a.m. and, of course, those position players are scheduled to report as well and hopefully we'll keep our fingers crossed the sun will report as well. we'll send it back to you from vieira, florida. >> scott will be live tomorrow 9 a.m. with tyler clippard. that's all for sports, but the news edge will be right back. good night. ( man ) legs up ! ( man ) legs up ? legs up, legs up, legs up !
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fire was put out and those passengers are alive. see you back here tomorrow. >> fox 5 news isn't over. go to www.myfoxdc.com now for news, weather and entertainment updates. fox 5 news is washington's best news on air and online at www.myfoxdc.com brought to you by verizon 4g lte.

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